Ophthalmic Lenses and Coatings

COLTS Laboratories is the industry leader for independent test laboratories servicing the Optical Industry. Our staff has over 125 years of combined experience in hydrophobic optical testing and processing that meet ISO standards. We’re well-versed in the ophthalmic manufacturing industries and provide 3 ABO Certified Opticians to assist with the optical product testing.

Benefits of testing with COLTS Laboratories:

  • Validation of marketing claims
  • Use of the widely recognized COLTS Seal for qualifying products in advertising/marketing
  • 16 years historical market data, with 3 years current product data used for "market comparison" for reports
  • Testing for product development
  • Unbiased reporting

We offer tests in the following areas:

  • Abrasion resistance
  • Adhesion properties
  • Ann Arbor distortion
  • ANSI Z80.1
  • ANSI Z80.3 non-Rx sunglasses
  • ANSI 87.1 for prescription lenses
  • Anti-fog testing
  • Anti-reflective coating
  • Bayer testing
  • Crazing tests
  • Crosshatch adhesion
  • Cycle humidity oven
  • EN testing
  • Environmental exposure testing
  • FDA impact
  • Haze and transmittance measurement
  • Hydrophobic properties
  • Impact resistance
  • Index of refraction
  • Lens dye/tint testing
  • Luminous transmittance
  • Mean reflectance
  • Optical attributes
  • Photosensitive activation rate
  • Polarized luminous transmittance ratio
  • QUV
  • Simulated exposure
  • Spectral analysis
  • Stain release test
  • Tumble test
  • Ultraviolet transmittance
  • Yellowness index

Materials and substrates used:

  • Alundum
  • Kryptonite B
  • Lens cleaning cloth
  • Steel wool
  • Sun glass
  • Sun lens
  • Taber


  • Lifetime properties
  • Real life simulation
  • Contact angle and blue light testing

Our Ophthalmic Lenses and Coatings service offers a comprehensive testing of your bifocal products to maximize the efficiency of their lens power through clarity and quality improvement.

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COLTS Technical Experts attend the ANSI Z87.1 and Z80 Meetings